You Asked For It–You Got It! A New Contest!

All-righty, then! I think it’s time to have a contest to celebrate the publication of THEODOSIA AND THE LAST PHARAOH, don’t you?

Theodosia considers herself something of an expert on Egyptian magic. This contest will test your knowledge of Theodosia’s magical practices and skills. There will be nine questions taken from the first three books. Whoever answers them correctly will be put in a drawing for a grand prize of both a signed copy of the new THEODOSIA AND THE LAST PHARAOH and a copy of the new paperback THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS.

The second place prize will be a signed copy of THEODOSIA AND THE LAST PHARAOH and the third prize will be a signed paperback of THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS.

The rules are this: Answer as many of the below questions as you can in a comment to this post. The comments are on moderated status so no one else will see your answers–that way no one can peek or cheat. (Not that any of you would ever cheat!) Being the first to answer them does not increase your chance of winning, so take your time with finding the right answers.

If no one gets them all right, then whoever gets the most right will be the winner. If more than one person gets the same number of answers, then all those names will be put into a hat and the winners drawn from those names.

  1. What substance does Theodosia use in the Second Level Test?
  2. What do curses smell like?
  3. What color threads did Theo use in one of her many attempts to undemonize Isis?
  4. What did Theo use to put the statue of Anubis back to sleep?
  5. When Theo was cataloging the items down in the catacombs, she found a highly valued object inside some canopic jars. What were they?
  6. While researching the Staff of Osiris, Theodosia learns that Ramses III used the staff to create—what?
  7. What is another name for the Emerald Tablet?
  8. What sort of glyphs and symbols are etched on the Emerald Tablet?
  9. How many oils does Theo need for the Opening of the Mouth ceremony?

The contest will run until next Saturday night, April 9, at midnight. Good luck! And have fun!

42 Responses to “You Asked For It–You Got It! A New Contest!”

  1. caecie Says:

    1.theodosia uses wax(old candle stubs, sealing wax that kind of thing)for her second level experiment.
    2. curses smell of sulfur.
    3. theodosia used 12 white threads, 8 green threads, and 6 red threads ,or if you don’t want the number of threads its just white, green, and red threads.
    4. theodosia got a bronze vessel filled it with water then mixed it with salt and poured it on anubis.
    5.she found the orb of ra in a canopic jar and two tailed lizards inside a ceramic jar.
    6. theodosia learned that ramses used the staff to create the fog of war.
    7. one name is in latin its Tabula Smaragdina or it could be called a map.
    8. chaldean symbols are etched into its surface.
    9.the oils are rose geranium oil, camphor oil, cedar oil, lavender oil, and cod-liver oil.

  2. CAECIE Says:

    1. theodosia uses wax.
    2.they smell like sulfur.
    3.she uses white, green, and red threads.
    4.she ues a bronze vessel fills it with water mixes salt into the water and pours it on anubis.
    5. she finds the orb of ra in a canopic jar and two tailed lizards in a ceramic jar.
    6.she learns that ramses the 3rd used the staff to create the fog of war.
    7.tabula smaragdina or a map
    8.chaldean glyphs and symbols are etchedon the emerald tablet.
    9. 6 oils

  3. R.L. Says:

    Caecie, got your entry! Thanks for playing!

  4. Collin Says:

    Here are my answers to the contest! I hope I win! :)

    1. Theodosia uses wax for the second level test.

    2. Curses smell like sulfer.

    3. Theodosia used white, green, and red threads. (White for purity, green for the power of growth, and red for rebirth.)

    4. Theodosia mixed salt with water and dumped it over the Statue of Anubis’s head to put him back to sleep.

    5. The highly valued item was the Orb of Ra, but another jar held two-tailed lizards.

    6. Ramses III used the staff to create the Fog of War, which he used to defeat his enemies.

    7. Another name for the Emerald Tablet is the Tabula Smaragdina.

    8. The covering that the Tablet was in had a pharaoh giving Amen-Ra wine, but the Emerald Tablet itself showed glyphs and symbols that were written in Chaldean Cuneiform.

    9. Theodosia needs Seven Sacred Oils for the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony.

  5. Kim Says:

    1. Wax 2. sulfur 3. white, green, and red 4. saltwater 5. two tailed lizards, and orb of Ra? 6. fog of war 7.tabula smaragdina 8. chaldean cuneiform 9. seven.

  6. R.L. Says:

    Kim and Collin, I just wanted to let you know I got both your entries! Great job, you guys. You are all so smart!

  7. Kate Says:

    1. wax
    2. sulfur
    3. white, green, red
    4. a coat
    5. the orb of Ra
    6. a Fog of War
    7. Tabula Smaragdina
    8. Chaldean cuneiform
    9. seven

    These are my answers. You had some good questions. The book comes out tomarrow!

  8. Nicola B. Says:

    1.She uses wax bits.
    2.Curses smell like Sulfur.
    3.Green, red, and white.
    4.After several different attempts, she succeeded by mixing water and salt together and covering Anubis with it.
    5.She found 12 dried two-tailed lizards.
    6. He uses it to create a Fog of War.
    7. Tabula Smaragdina
    8. Chaldean cuneiform
    9.She uses seven.

  9. R.L. Says:

    Two more entries received, these from Nicola and Kate.

    (Since I’m keeping them hidden until the contest ends, I want you to know that I got them. If you’ve submitted a contest entry and I haven’t called out your name, let me know because that means I haven’t gotten it.)

  10. Ducky Says:

    1. wax
    2. vile things
    3. white, red, green
    4. salt water
    5. two-tailed lizards
    6. Fog of War
    7. Tabula Smaragdina
    8. Chaldean cuneiform
    9. seven

    Finally! It took lots of meditating to figure out those!

  11. Eaden Murphy Says:

    1. A second level test uses wax, preferably white.
    2. Curses give off the faint scent of sulfur
    3. Theodosia used white, green, and red threads for Isis’s recovery collar.
    4. Theo used salt water to put the statue of Anubis to sleep.
    5. Theo found two tailed lizards in the canopic jars.
    6. Ramses III used the staff of Osiris to create a Fog Of War.
    7. Another name for the Emerald tablet is the Tabula Smaragdina.
    8. The glyphs on the tablet are Chaldean cuneiform.
    9. Theodosia needed seven (7) sacred oils for the opening of the mouth ceremony.

  12. R.L. Says:

    Two more terrific entries from Ducky and Eaden. And wow, I am so impressed by all of you people and your knowledge of ancient Egyptian magic and rituals!

  13. Kayley Says:

    1. Wax
    2.Sulfur
    3. White, green and red thread
    4.Saltwater
    5.The Orb of Ra
    6.The Fog of War
    7.Tabula Smaragdina
    8.Chaldean Cuneiform
    9.7 sacred oils

  14. R.L. Says:

    Got your entry, Kayley!

  15. Amy Says:

    Hi R.L,

    Here are my answers to the contest’s questions…hope I got them right! :)

    1) Wax

    2) Sulfur

    3) White, green and red threads

    4) Salt (stirred in water)

    5) Two-tailed lizards

    6) A Fog of War

    7) Tabula Smaragdina

    8) Chaldean cuneiform

    9) Seven oils

  16. Amy Says:

    Hi again R.L,

    Argh, just submitted my answers for the contest and wasn’t aware that an 8 with a ) makes a smiley face with sunglasses. So, I’m resubmitting my answers again. Hope that’s alright.

    1. Wax

    2. Sulfur

    3. White, green and red threads

    4. Salt (stirred in water)

    5. Two-tailed lizards

    6. A Fog of War

    7. Tabula Smaragdina

    8. Chaldean cuneiform

    9. Seven oils

  17. Amy Says:

    Hi,

    My name hasn’t been given a shout out so I was wondering if you have received my submission? Thought I’d check with the contest running out so soon. Please let me know, thanks!

  18. R.L. Says:

    Yep, Amy! Got yours. Thanks for checking!

  19. Raelynn Says:

    1.WAX
    2.SUFER
    3.12 WHITE,18 GREEN, AND 6 RED. 26 IN ALL.
    4.SALT WATER
    5.2 TAILED LIZARDS
    6.FFOG OF WAR
    7.TABLA SMRAGDINA
    8.CHALDEAN CUNEIFORM
    9.7, ROSE GERANIUM,MACASSAR,CAMPHOR,CEDER,LAVENDER,COD-LIVER,EUCALYPTUS

  20. Olivia P. Says:

    My Answers:

    1. Wax
    2. Sulfur
    3.Blue, White, yellow and red
    4. The orb of Ra
    5.Two tailed lizards
    6. His undefeated army
    7. Tabula Smaragdina
    8. Chaldean

  21. Olivia P. Says:

    9. Seven oils

  22. Olivia P. Says:

    Sorry to bother you but i haven’t gotten a reply on my answers yet so i was wondering if you have read them

    thanks, olivia

  23. R.L. Says:

    Yep! I got it Olivia. And Raelyn’s too. I was just gone all day and didn’t have a chance to answer back.

    I’ll be announcing winners soon!

  24. isabel Says:

    sorry i coulnt enter… i found out about the contest the morning it ended :(

  25. caecie Says:

    hi so who won the contest?

  26. Emma Says:

    OH NO! I just realized it’s too late to enter. I’m sorry :( Can I still enter?

  27. caecie Says:

    Is Theodosia and the Last Pharoh the last book?

  28. R.L. Says:

    So sorry that you missed the deadline, Isabel and Emma! Shoot. Maybe next time.
    Caecie–I’ll announce the winners later today. And also, no, this is not the last Theodosia book!

  29. Eaden Says:

    When today? PLEASE R.L. post an answer!!!!!
    Thanks,
    Eaden

  30. Kim Says:

    i hope i get 2nd prize! not that im greedy or anything. how do you make smiley faces?

  31. Kim Says:

    by the way R.L. when are you posting the winners?

  32. Eaden Murphy Says:

    R.L. pleeeeaaaasssse post answers today!! Please Please Please! :)

  33. R.L. Says:

    Eaden dear, I posted the winners last night! They are in a new post (so people wouldn’t risk missing them) rather in the comments to this post. Maybe that’s why you didn’t see them?

  34. Ducky Says:

    And just to point out, Eaden, you won!

  35. Tatum Says:

    1. moonlight 2. sulfer 3. white green and red 4. salt water 5.a two tailed lizard and the orb of ra 6. the fog of war 7.tabula smaragdinia 8. chalean 9.5 oils

  36. McKayla Says:

    1. A second level test uses wax, preferably white.
    2. Curses give off the faint scent of sulfur
    3. Theodosia used white, green, and red threads for Isis’s recovery collar.
    4. Theo used salt water to put the statue of Anubis to sleep.
    5. Theo found two tailed lizards in the canopic jars.
    6. Ramses III used the staff of Osiris to create a Fog Of War.
    7. Another name for the Emerald tablet is the Tabula Smaragdina.
    8. The glyphs on the tablet are Chaldean cuneiform.
    9. Theodosia needed seven (7) sacred oils for the opening of the mouth ceremony.

  37. miranda Says:

    hi lafevers i just wanted to say thank you for writing some amazing books i didnt know who i was untill i read your books. will there be another one?

  38. R.L. Says:

    Welcome, Miranda! And yes, there will be a fifth book, but not for a little while yet.

    (Sorry it took me so long to answer your questions, I was out of town.)

  39. Anaya Says:

    Dear R.L.,
    It has truly been an honor reading your fantastic books. I am part Egyptian and part Greek.I don’t think I like Greek mythology as much as Egyptian.I went online and saved links of Egyptian gods and goddess pictures. R.L. thank you for writing these books. What is the next book going to be called? And will all the usual characters be in it?

  40. R.L. Says:

    Dear Anaya,

    I’m so thrilled to hear how much you’ve enjoyed the books! And how very fun to hear that from someone who is part Egyptian!

    The next book will be called Theodosia and the Flame of Sekhmet. And yes. Many of the usual characters will be in it. :-)

  41. Erica Says:

    Hi R.L! I was wondering if the contest was still going on today. And i can’t wait for the next book Theodosia and the Flame of Sekhmet. I will always be a fan of Theodosia, Erica

  42. Alexandra Says:

    No Erica, the contest still does not run since it was in April and you wrote in November. Just try to stay tuned for another contest.
    -Alexandra #1 Theo fan! I got Theodosia book one when it first came out!